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The End Of Intimacy?


Last updated 7/27/2020 at 2:46pm

Intimacy has many facets. The COVID new normal has virtually banished one of them – social intimacy. What is that? It’s two good friends leaning over the lunch table to share a confidence; nudging your pew-mate when the choir sounds especially good – or bad; shaking hands and hugging.

We wear masks that hide our expressions. We “distance.” Impersonal. Touch-free. And it is killing us. Some in our midst may die of loneliness before we succumb to COVID.

I hear this is the new normal until we have a vaccine, next year if we’re lucky. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a...

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